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Saturday, April 30, 2011

MMPD: Marin Mercury Perceptual Disorder


As the Mercedes ad campaign, from a few years ago, went, “Perception is not always reality.” 

There is a Marin-based group, GotMercury.org, which seeks to bring forth the unthinking prejudice of people who are so quick to blame every disease on alleged environmental problems. Does there exist areas of environmental contamination that may lead to adverse health consequences? Of course. But contrary to “what is good” for environmental organizations, the environment is far cleaner now than it has been in decades. Factories are no longer dumping raw chemicals into rivers and lake, nor are they belching unlimited toxic gases from their smokestacks. The gas we put in our cars has been unleaded now for decades.

Poisoning by mercury? The most dangerous source is from that “most trusted” source, your medical doctor. GotMercury.org specifically warns children and pregnant women about mercury ingestion. Do they think… do you think… that mercury is OK if your doctor says so? They are worried about one part mercury per million in fish, which must go through processes of the digestive system. How many parts per million does a child get when he or she is taken to the pediatrician for three to five vaccinations at a time, injected directly into their little bodies? The average child now gets 71 vaccinations by kindergarten. And what about pregnant moms, that are urged to get flu shots every year, and now pertussis (whooping cough) shots? How much mercury do those developing babies get, through maternal circulation? To what ill effects?

Consider that, in the vaccines, besides the mercury and questionable biological content, there are numerous other toxins, including aluminum, formaldehyde, anti-freeze (phenoxyethanlol), latex, MSG, and beta-propriolactone. When asked about the skyrocketing rates of autism, Type I diabetes, juvenile arthritis, learning disabilities, and asthma, the “medical experts” will cite either the environment or some genetic factors. Has the human genome changed, radically in the last two generations? No. This is ridiculous.

Environmental cause? Fish? Look to the internal environmental catastrophe of mass serial vaccination. You’ve seen those fish-warning posters in restaurants? How about vaccine warning posters in pediatricians’ offices? How can M.D.’s poison you to health?

Yes, perception of health matters, even in allegedly wholistic-thinking Marin, is dysfunctional. Time to re-think health dangers, and solutions. Solutions should include your personal advancement of health, which should include proper nutrition, regular exercise, proper rest, good attitude, and a nervous system without interference (achieved through regular wellness chiropractic care).

Don Harte, D.C.
Corte Madera Straight Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Herniated Disks, Medical Barbarism and Chiropractic Submission

Yes, I know. I make a big deal about Chiropractic NOT being about bad backs. True. The basic reason why (real... staright) chiropractors focus on the spine is because of its intimate relationship with the nervous system, the master system.

However, if one has serious back problems, then it is obvious that they have serious interference to their nervous systems... Vertebral Subluxation Complex... which is the proper focus of Chiropractic. So, nothing wrong with the person with a bad back seeking out chiropractic care. To not do so is just plain foolish. (To those who say "I don't believe in Chiropractic," your little prejudices do not change the laws of biology. Chiropractic, like gravity, works, whether you believe in it or not.)

The chiropractically uneducated will often consider going to a chiropractor in cases of simple back pain. What happens when it's really bad? They may "give the chiropractor a chance" by going in for a few visits, and then run off to the orthopedist, and get an MRI. In most cases, herniated disks will be found. Useless things like anti-inflammatory medication and/or physical therapy will be "tried." Then, the surgeon will sharpen his knife.

As I have discussed before, and what is plainly obvious, spinal surgery does not work. Many times, people end up worse, sometimes far worse. (It happened to my own father, a long time ago, before I even heard the word "Chiropractic.") Often, one surgery follow another, sometimes to such an obscene degree that the surgeon might as well put in a zipper! This is barbaric! To consider spinal surgery, except in very rare cases, is nuts!

Back to the hapless chiropractor. If the chiropractor is not competant, he or she becomes responsible for part of the push towards surgery. "I tried Chiropractic but it didn't work." Did the chiropractor do a proper work-up, including X-rays and neurological scans? Did the chiropractor present a robust enough plan of care? A few casual visits never works.

You may be wondering if chiropractioc adjustments can help "herniated disks." After all, "The Doctor said..." A disk doesn't just slip, or herniate. A disk is so affixed to the vertebra above and the vertebra below that, if you were pulled apart on a medieval rack (is that the predecessor of today's disk decompression tables?), your vertebrae would come apart before the disk would come off the bone. So, we adjust the bone.

As a special thing with my particular technique, I have the ability to adjust spinal disks directly. Kind of like "surgery to go."

Don Harte, D.C.
Corte  Madera Straight Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Marin Chiropractor asks: "Drugs for Drugs... or Get Adjusted?"

More and more, we have been seeing ads for the anti-psychotic medication, Abilify, for people with depression to add to their medications if they are still depressed. In other words, the dope that they were given for depression, with all the slick advertising/marketing promises, dosen't work, so let's add something else. The fact that that "something else" is a totally different sort of chemical, and that it was designed and approved for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, well, let's not get too concerned. Perhaps we shouldn't think at all, just open our mouths and take the pills, huh?

Do you realize that they call this "science?' And that many of you consider this science? As I heard one MD on a radio show explain to a caller, "It's really like cooking. You add a little of this and a dash of that."

Have you ever considered trusting your own Innate Intelligence? Get adjusted. Correct interference to the nervous system, allowing the nervous system, including the brain, function better.

Yes, over the years, many people have come here with depression and related disorders, and gotten well. No, I don't treat depression, nor any other kind of mental illness, nor physical illness. I remove Cause, and get out of the way.

Don Harte, D.C.
Corte Madera Straight Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

All Professions Have an Objective

This is NOT written by me. We have the honor of a guest blogger, Bill, Decken, D.C.,LCP, Chairman of the Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations, Faculty, Sherman College of Chiropractic

All Professions Have an ObjectiveBill Decken, DC, LCP

Professions are defined by their objective, what it is they try to accomplish. Look at optometry. They are focused on the eye, no pun intended. However, the ophthalmologist is also focused on the eye. So what’s the difference? The Doctor of Optometry has the objective of examining visual acuity. In the process of doing so, he makes note of any abnormal findings that are revealed during the process of his exam. If there is something going on beyond the prescribing of corrective lenses for vision, he makes a recommendation to see a Doctor of Ophthalmology for further evaluation. The Doctor of Ophthalmology is a member of the medical profession and has the objective of treating diseases of the eye, which first need to be diagnosed. I have been to both a Doctor of Optometry and a Doctor of Ophthalmology and neither has ever examined my spine for subluxation, nor have they ever done a diagnostic workup on all of my body systems.

Similarly, in all my years of receiving dental care, my Dentists have never examined my spine for subluxation nor have they ever done a diagnostic work up to determine if my systems were functioning within textbook averages. The objective of the Dentist is to treat the conditions of the teeth and gums, which first require a diagnosis. When a Dentist recognizes a condition of misalignment of the teeth, outside the scope of what he does, he makes a recommendation to see an Orthodontic doctor, one whose objective is to straighten the teeth.

Medicine is divided into specialty areas so that the Medical Doctor can best diagnose and treat a variety of diseases and conditions, which is the medical objective. Again, there is no specialty in medicine that examines a person’s spine for subluxation.

In chiropractic, doctors have the option of choosing their objective. Some Chiropractors choose to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions while others opt to examine the spine for subluxation and make an adjustment if necessary. These chiropractors can be said to be practicing straight chiropractic. If in the process of checking the spine the chiropractor notices anything outside the scope of practice, the patient is referred to the proper health care professional. The Chiropractor with the objective of locating and adjusting any subluxations is performing a service that is not duplicated by any other health care profession. It is a service that is proactive with regards to health care which is why so many families have a Chiropractor on their health care team.

Straight chiropractic care removes subluxations, maintains the brain to body connections and contributes to a healthy nerve system. A properly functioning nerve system helps people stay at their optimum level. Introduce others to chiropractic; the practice of straight, subluxation focused chiropractic is not an academic ideal, but the every day application of chiropractic principles.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Chiropractic Science and Garbagemen

"Every malfunction in the periphery must be sensed by the central nervous system in order that corrective measures be taken... the general central nervous system principle states; the central nervous system is universally involved in all diseases, regardless of whether they originally arise in the periphery or whether indigenous to the central nervous system; whether initiated by various infective agents be it viral, bacterial, rickettsial or parasitical in nature or resulted from exposure to toxins, radiation, physical injury or emotional upheavals" Lee TN: "Thalamic neuron theory; theoretical basis for the role played by the central nervous system in the causes and cures of all diseases" Medical Hypotheses 1994, 43:285-302.

You will not find these sorts of thoughts amongst the lower chiropractors, those who demean themselves and their profession, and cheat the public, by serving up third-rate physical medicine, instead of Chiropractic.

Hey, the brain and the nervous system runs the show. Fact. Interference to this process, this control and coordination, leads to dysfunction... dis-ease, and then disease. Chiropractors, real... straight chiropractors, correct interfence, and get out of the way.

This is why I never claim to be a healer (except for myself). You are your own healer. You come to me to get adjusted, I am not your healer. I am your garbageman. I take out the biological garbage, your interference, your Vertebral Subluxation Complex, and I get out of the way. Your Innate Intelligence is then freer to do its thing. Simple.

What do you think?

Don Harte, D.C.
Corte Madera Straight Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Amish, Vaccines, and Chiropractic

Autism is a difficult disorder to miss, as it is characterized by noticeably abnormal or impaired development in social interaction and communication and a markedly restricted array of activities and interests. Prevalence is now considered to be as bad as one in every 90 children born in the United States. The medical "geniuses" claim that the autism explosion is gentic in origin. This is plain stupid. How can the human genome change so drastically in a couple of generations?
 Therefore, with this devastating statistic in mind, one reporter set out to analyze the autism rates among Amish communities. Why? Because perhaps searching for autistic Amish children would reveal clues to the cause of autism ... and it did.

The Clues Come TogetherSince they have been cut off for hundreds of years from American culture and scientific progress, the Amish may have had less exposure to some new factor triggering autism in the rest of population. The likely culprit: vaccines.
Traveling to the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country in search of autistic Amish children, the reporter, based on national statistics, should have found as many as 200 children with autism in the community -- instead, he found only three, the oldest age 9 or 10. (This was a few years ago, when the prevalence was "only" one in 160.
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· The reporter was unable to determine the vaccination status of the third child.
The second autistic Amish child definitely had received a vaccination and developed autism shortly thereafter.
The first autistic Amish child was a girl who had been brought over from China, adopted by one family only to be given up after becoming overwhelmed by her autism, and then re-adopted by an Amish Mennonite family. (China, India and Indonesia are among countries moving fast to mass-vaccination programs.)
Dangerous Effects of ThimerosalIn many vaccines, they use a mercury-based preservative called thimerosal that keeps multiple-dose vials from becoming contaminated by repeated needle sticks. After health officials became concerned about the amount of mercury infants and children were receiving through thimerosal-tainted vaccines, the toxin was phased out of U.S. vaccines starting in 1999. Well, that was the story.

Now, it's being phased back in. (Is anyone looking?)

When you look for health from the outside, you will be disappointed, maybe devastated. Chiropractic is a whole different thing. We recognize that health is from Above-down, Inside-out.

Don Harte, D.C.
Marin Straight Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

Monday, April 18, 2011

Health Fascism in Massachusetts

Friday, the Health Nazis won a major victory.

A mother of an autistic boy, dying of cancer, decided that enough was enough with his chemotherapy. Her son died in 2009. She was convicted of attempted murder, and other lesser charges, and sentenced to prison last Friday.

What of other parents who consent to medical treatment that kills their children? Should they be accused of attempted murder? What about the doctors involved?

The Health Nazis will explain that its for the good of the child. Yes, Big Brother always acts for our benefit, doesn't he? Just like he mandates vaccinations for children that are clearly neurotoxic, that are clearly the cause of autism, Type I diabetes, juvenile arthritis, asthma and a host of other disorders on an epidemic level.

Who is Big Brother and the Health Nazis? They represent a false science, fueled by the blood-stained billions of Big Pharma, which have bought both parties. They represent the belief that government knows what's good for you and for your children. Last Friday's barbaric verdict makes it plain that They will do anything to enforce their pseudo-science.

Where is choice? Actually, I prefer the old-fashioned word... liberty. Where is liberty?

Stand up and say "No!" I've been spitting in the eye of medical and pseudo-chiropractic fascism for a long time.

Who is John Galt?

Don Harte, D.C.
Marin Straight Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Why You Shouldn't Go To The Chiropractor

It is funny to observe the thinking process of otherwise intelligent people when it comes to health. When offered chiropractic help, here are some less-than-intelligent responses:
  1. "I'm healthy." From people who are taking 7, 8 different medications a day, has had several surgeries, has had major health crises (like cancer), and has multiple chronic diseases. Because they aren't particularly worse today, or because they are not currently in the hospital, they call this "healthy." Of course, there's a lot of disease management here, requiring a great deal of medical help. Why do they go to the medical doctor if they are so "healthy?"
  2. "I'm so sick/My spine is so bad. There's nothing you can do for me." Really? How do they know? All they know is the failure of their ongoing medical care, which they fully accept. They have no idea what Chiropractic really is, and what it has to offer. But, then, part of the problem is some of my lesser collegues, who only deal in back pain, and simple cases at that.
  3. "I've tried Chiropractic, but it didn't work." Have you ever been to a bad medical doctor, or a dentist? So? You switch. Ever have a bad meal in a restaurant? Would you say "I'm never going to eat out again? Quality, in anything, counts. Look for a straight chiropractor, whose purpose is to correct Vertebral Subluxation, interference to your body functioning properly, so that it can fucntion properly. If his or her only concern is back pain relief, that's not Chiropractic. If you're not getting proper clinical analysis with X-rays and neurological scans, there's no science behind your chiropractic care. Are your adjustments "specific," or are you just adjusted up and down the spine, the same every visit? Look for gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments. If you went only three times because, well, you weren't told the truth, or you went "when you needed it," well, that's hardly proper chiropractic care either.
  4. "I don't believe in Chiropractic." Well, Chiropractic is like gravity. Believe in it or not, it still works.
What do you think?

Don Harte, D.C.
Corte Madera Straight Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What is "Straight" Chiropractic?

I use the term a lot, but few actually ask me what it means.

Straight... the same as it is when ordering a drink... not misxed with anything.

The term was coined by Dr. BJ Palmer, the Developer of Chiropractic. At the dawn of chiropractic education, a fair amount of MD's signed up as students. No, they weren't looking to change professions. They were looking for new tools to add to what they do. The problem is that Chiropractic, specifically the chiropractic adjustment, is not a tool or a procedure, to be used in the course of any medical treatments. It is used within the uniquely vitalistic (holistic) philosophy of Chiropractic, that the Power that made the body heals the body, and, so, Health only comes from Above-down, Inside-out.

Since the MD's didn't understand this, they ended up adding, or "mixing" all kinds of thins to the adjustment... hot, cold, electrical stimulation, traction, etc. They totally missed the point. BJ called them mixers. The chiropractors who practice like this are mixed up, for sure. They truly miss the point.

Get your Chiropractic straight

What do you think?

Don Harte, DC
Corte Madera Straight Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

Friday, April 8, 2011

Medicine, Chiropractic and Ham

"We have, over the years, given credit where credit is not due. We have credited the so-called wonder drug of today, ultimately to be taken off the market, either because of its dreadful side effects, or its disappointing results. The wonder drugs of yesterday have actually become the blunder drugs of today and, as a result, new diseases, termed iatrogenic or diseases produced by drugs, have been encountered by man.

Now, we have not only the original disease process to deal with, but the consequences of the drug used against it. We give credit for healing to outside factors, which, in fact, have not been established as valid or effective. I like to think of the analogy where an individual cuts himself and runs to the nearest medical doctor. The doctor attends the injury by first cleansing it with antiseptic, shoots the body full of an antibiotic for the prevention of a possible infection, wraps the injury in sterile gauze, and the patient is told to come back in a week's time.. Sure enough, after one week, the sterile bandages are removed and the lesion is healed. In turn, we are very grateful for the antibiotic, antiseptics and the sterile bandages.

May I suggest that you take a piece of meat out of the refrigerator, put a cut into it with a knife, then cleanse it with antiseptics, shoot it with antibiotics and wrap it in sterile gauze and bandages and put it away for a week's time. You will be surprised to find that no healing took place, and the cut is still quite obvious. As amusing as this analogy may seem, you may say that it is totally absurd that a piece of meat could possibly heal because it is dead. This is the very point. It is life that heals. There is no known antibiotic, no known drug, no known outside force or factor that ever healed. Only this thing called life has the ability and power to heal and cure. As a matter of fact, the only thing man ever cured was a ham!"
 

Frank DeGiacomo, D.C.
(My philosophy professor at New York Chiropractic College)

I was taught this in 1977. It is as true, or truer, now.

What do you think?

Don Harte, D.C.
Marin Straight Chiropractor

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Signs: Medical Fascism Before Your Eyes

Ever notice those signs in restaurants, warning people, especially pregnant women and children, not to consume large quantities of certain kinds of fish, because of mercury, which is toxic? Yes, it is toxic. But what about the large amounts of mercury directly injected into the body through vaccinations? Is that mercury non-toxic because has been touched and blessed by medical hands? Where are the official government warning signs posted on the wall of the pediatricians' offices, internists' offices, and all of the Walgreens, Rite-Aids, CVS's where you can get various vaccinations loaded with mercury (and other highly toxic substances)? Where are those signs?

What about, in other establishments, warnings about certain chemicals present that may cause cancer? There are many prescription medications out that can cause various kinds of cancer, especially those that treat auto-immune diseases like psoriasis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Why? because these drugs inhibit an overactive immune system, making underactice immune systems, which create the perfect environment for cancer. Where are the warning signs?

And the old standby, prednisone, is a gross inhibitor of the immune system. Where are the warning signs?

I believe the official health warning sign thing began with cigarettes. This fostered the idiotic belief that Big Brother in a White Coat knows better.

Big Brother in a White Coat is so smart that a bill was passed about 15 years ago authorizing chiropractors to be officers in the Medical Corps of our armed forces. It never happened.

What do you think?

Don Harte, D.C.
Corte Madera Straight Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

Monday, April 4, 2011

SF Chronicle Chronicles Medical Kidney Failure

Did you see Saturday's Chronicle? Right on the front page was the bragging of some sort of medical milestone, in which California Pacific medical center performed five kidney transplants in one day. They are quite proud of this. They should be ashamed. Here's why...

Kidney transplants are done when the kidney is basically shot... kaput... non-functioning... dead. Ever wonder why kidneys, in so many people, fail? What does the kidney do? It filters the blood of toxins and maintains proper salt balance of the blood. What if the kidneys are overloaded, dramatically, for years? What if that overload is iatrogenic (physician-caused)? Drugs are not food; they are foreign substances, toxic to varying degrees, that are, for the most part, "cleared" by the kidneys. Many drugs are directly nephro-toxic... poisonous to the kidneys. Look it up. Look up the drugs you are taking month after month, year after year.

Then, there is actual kidney malfunction, leading to disease, and, sometimes, to failure. Medicine does not look to the CAUSE of kidney malfunction; Chiropractic always looks to the CAUSE. The kidneys, like every other part of the body, are run by the brain and the nervous system. If there is interference to this control and coordination (Vertebral Subluxation Complex) then function can no longer be normal. This dis-ease can lead to disease and, eventually failure. Why not adjust the cause? Why not?

As to all those drugs that you are taking for years, you may be wondering now if YOUR kidneys are at risk. But you wonder, "What else can I do" for whichever diseases/conditions that you may have. Again, seek to have the cause corrected. Get adjusted.

Oh, one more thought... For a transplanted kidney, or any other transplanted organ, to not be rejected, the patient is given immunosuppressant drugs. That means that their immune system will be suppressed, from then on. Does that sound healthy?

Whay do you think?

Don Harte, D.C.
Marin Straight Chiropractor

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Lyrica Lies and Fibromyalgia

Sometimes, I just cannot stand the lies and distortion of the Accepted Ones... Medicine. The billions of dollars of drug ads on TV really stands out.

Lyrica has been advertising a lot. It is a drug for an ill-defined disease called fibromyalgia. (It is also prescribed for diabetic neuropathy.) Very real suffering, sometimes terrible suffering and disability, but ill-defined. Want to konw what the word "fibromyalgia" means? "Fibro" is connectice tissue. "My" is muscle. And "algia" is pain. Basically, it means that everything hurts.

Lyrica comes along with this ad, featuring this woman saying that she "discovered that muscles are attached to nerves, which may become overactive." News flash: The doctor who provided her discovery (really, the highly-paid copywriter of the ad) should know that everything is connected to nerves. Certainly every chiropractor knows this. Yes, the message delivered by a nerve may become hyper, but this is not a disease. This is Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Interference from misalligned, malfunctioning joints in the spine can and do cause nerves to become hyperactive. Why not adjust the cause? Why not?

Or, if you are reckless, you can take Lyrica. The ad ad does caution you to be watchful of suicidal thoughts. There are a whole bunch of side effects. Here are the ones for which you are advised to call your doctor immediately:
  • blurred vision, double vision, or other changes in eyesight
  • hives
  • rash
  • itching
  • blisters
  • swelling of the eyes face, throat, mouth, lips, gums, tongue, head or neck
  • shortness of breath
  • wheezing
  • muscle pain, tenderness, soreness, or weakness, especially if it comes along with fever
  • chest pain
Again, why not adjust the cause?

What do you think?

Know anyone with fibromyalgia or diabettic neuropathy? It is time that you got them in here to get checked.

Don Harte, D.C.
Marin Straight Chiropractor

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